A micro wasp spies on a colony of aphids. Kyogle, NSW.
Male Two-spined Spider
Smaller and spineless version of Poecilopachys australasia. Kyogle, NSW.
Tiny spider shares a leaf with a ladybird. Kyogle, NSW.
Tiny spider on a leaf infested by psyllids. Kyogle, NSW.
Brown and white jumping spider on bark. Kenmore, Qld.
Crazy Camo Looper II
Crazy little camo looper has been munching on this plant. Kyogle, NSW.
Crazy Camo Looper
Tiny looper caterpillar uses some crazy debris for camo. Kyogle, NSW.
Fruit Fly On Mulberry IV
Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) sits on an unripe mulberry. Kyogle, NSW.
Fruit Fly On Mulberry II
Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) forages on the photographer's finger. Kyogle, NSW.
Fruit Fly On Mulberry III
Fruit Fly on Mulberry
Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) lays her eggs in an unripe mulberry. Kyogle, NSW.
Queensland Fruit Fly
Chillin on Lichen
Tiny midge fly rests on a tree trunk. Kenmore, Qld.
Possibly soldier fly in profile. Kenmore, Qld.
Fly head and thorax. Kenmore, Qld.
Dirt Faced Fly
Fly has been foraging in dirt. Kenmore, Qld.
Meat ant worker (Iridomyrmex sp.) carries a bendy fly carcass (minus legs and wings) back to the nest. Kenmore, Qld.
Queen Meat Ant
Iridomyrmex queen ant, either foraging or looking for a nesting site. Kenmore, Qld.
A hopper nymph on a gum leaf. Kenmore, Qld.
Black chalcid wasp looks for something on the bark of a tree. Kenmore, Qld.
Blue Micro Wasp
Blue wasp looks for something on a plant stem. Kenmore, Qld.
Psyllid adult, centre, surrounded by nymphs and an attendant Iridomyrmex ant. Bottom left are psyllid eggs. Laidley, Qld.
Fancy some fungus? Laidley, Qld.
Is really hairy. Rocklea, Qld.
Looks so rainbow! Rocklea, Qld.
Grub in a Gall
It must be galling to be a grub in a gall. Rocklea, Qld.
Hairy caterpillar covered in tiny water droplets after the rain. Kyogle, NSW.
A Mess of Mealybugs
And a few baby psyllids as well. Rocklea, Qld.
A pair of technomyrmex ants look into a hole in a leaf. Rocklea, Qld.
Young Saitis II
Baby jumping spider on a wall of lichen. Toowong, Qld.
Young Saitis I
Baby jumping spider faces a wall of lichen. Toowong, Qld.
The midden heap of a nearby Pheidole ant nest. Toowong, Qld.
Nest Tidy III
Shield ants rearrange the crap at their nest entrance after it's disturbed by the photographer. Toowong, Qld.
Nest Tidy II
Pit of Death II
The trap springs shut. Lacewing larva (AKA Ant Lion) catches a pheidole worker ant in it's spring loaded jaws. Toowong, Qld.
Pit of Death I
The trap is set. Pheidole worker ant struggles to escape the clutches of a hungry ant lion. Toowong, Qld.
Busy Bodies III
Pheidole workers return to the nest with stuff. Toowong, Qld.
Busy Bodies II
Busy Bodies I
Foraging for Seeds
Pheidole worker ants return to the nest with seeds. Toowong, Qld.
Green Head and Fat Cat
Green head ant (Rhytidoponera sp.) returns to the nest with a fat little grub. Toowong, Qld.
Sheild ants sort out the entrance to the nest after some dirt was dislodged by the photographer. Toowong, Qld.
Aphid Buffet II
Ladybird larvae at the aphid buffet. Near the grub on the right is a parasitised aphid, fat and round and dead. Kyogle, NSW.
Polly Macho III
The distinctive black shoulder pads differentiate Polyrhachis machaon from her similar golden ant relatives. Kyogle, NSW.
Polly Macho I
Polly Macho II
Majors and Minors
Pheidole major worker surrounded by her hard working minor siters. Kyogle, NSW.
Baby moths emerge from their eggs. Kyogle, NSW.
Click Beetles Hiding
A family of click beetles found hiding under bark. Kyogle, NSW.
Normally a plant-eater, potato ladybird picks up some dirt. Kyogle, NSW.
Very small chalcid wasp on a gum leaf. Kyogle, NSW.
Try getting a table at this buffet. Ants and Beetle larvae love them for very different reasons. Kyogle, NSW.
Major and minor camponotus ants hide in a rotting log, Woodgate, Qld.
Brachyponera V Rhytidoponera (aka Green-head Ant). Woodgate, Qld.
Stunning metallic hues of the Rhytidoponera metallica group. Kyogle, NSW.
Beetle baby tries to bury back into the dirt. Kyogle, NSW.
Crab Spider and Hoverfly
Crab spider (Lehtinelagia prasina) feeds on a hoverfly. Kyogle, NSW.
Brown Jumping Spider
Possible Hypoblemum sp. Kyogle, NSW.
Termite Scale Farm
A young termite moves through a farm where the cows are scale insects and the fodder is a tree trunk. Kyogle, NSW.
Miniscule wasp emerged from a parasitised thrips. Toowong, Qld.
Red and Blue Ant
Rhytidoponera croesus. Mt Glorious, QLD.
Hover fly rests on a pink flower. Kyogle, NSW.
Leafhopper lays eggs in a nest of waxy fuzz. Woodgate, Qld.
Exuvia from a colony of aphids litter this Hibiscus shrub. Kyogle, NSW.
Leafhopper nymph looks cranky. Woodgate, Qld.